our latest news
We are so happy and humbled to have been there to witness our regional day market of Dandaji’s opening day! It was a wonderful day where we got to watch the merchants appropriate the place for themselves and the community (especially the children) discover and spend their entire day enjoying the new amenity.
We are excited to announce that Mariam will be speaking at the upcoming Design Indaba 2019 in CapeTown. Read what she has to say about design and the role it must play in Africa’s self-identity and confidence, and why architecture is so important to the continent’s future.
After a long search and many amazing candidates, meet atelier masomi’s new addition: Oumou Soumaré! Oumou is a young graduate from Ibn Khaldoun University in Tunisia who has worked in Niger and Senegal. She it committed to an architecture that fits its intended users and respects their narratives. An architecture that relies on simplicity to produce richness.
Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2018 winners (l-r): Bronze – Eric Mahoney and Constance Bodurow, studio[Ci], USA; Gold – Loreta Castro, Taller Capital and Manuel Perló, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico; and Silver – Mariam Kamara, Atelier Masomi, Niger and Yasaman Esmaili, Studio Chahar, Iran.
Want to join our team in Niamey? We currently have openings!
Executive Assistant. Must be perfectly bilingual French/English. Please send CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Architect. This is a 1-2 year position, with possibility to make it permanent, that requires relocating to Niamey, Niger. Please send Portfolio and CV to email@example.com
Rolex mentor Sir David Adjaye and protégé Mariam Kamara have reveal plans for mentorship at the 16th International Architecture Venice Biennale. The duo is to create a new cultural centre in Niamey, Niger that meets local needs.
Next Week we will be at the 2018 Venice Biennale! Looking forward to some great exhibits such as the one by Kéré Architecture and so many more. #Architecture #AfricaRising
After winning the LafargeHolcim Gold Award for sustainable building for Africa and Middle East, our Religious-secular project in Niger has now won Silver in the Global Competition for LafargeHolcim. The project came from a great design collaboration between Mariam Kamara and Yasaman Esmaili https://www.lafargeholcim-foundation.org/projects/legacy-restored
Riba Journal interviews Mariam for in their March 2018 issue
Rolex has announced four new mentors and protégés for the prestigious Rolex Arts Initiative. In the architecture category, Sir David Adjaye was selected as mentor and Mariam will be his protégée in 2018-2019.
The winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 winners for Middle East Africa were announced in Nairobi, Kenya on September 7th 2017.
We just added a new Architect to our Niamey team! Harouna Diallo is a recent graduate from Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture et des Beaux Arts Ibn Khaldoun in Tunisia and has already worked on several projects in Niger and in Congo. We look forward to this new collaboration!
Starting Spring 2017, Mariam Kamara is joining Brown University as an Adjunct Associate Professor in Urban Studies and Architecture.